Clark legislators to meet residents Thursday

Published 8:07 am Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Before the General Assembly resumes action next week, Clark County’s state legislators will speak with their constituents in a meet-and-greet session in downtown Winchester.

State Rep. Donna Mayfield and state Sen. Ralph Alvarado, both Winchester-based Republicans, will speak about the session and upcoming legislation Thursday at The Cairn on Main Street. The event will begin at 8 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the Winchester Chamber of Commerce, which has backed similar events in the past. Chamber Executive Director Cindy Banks said the event will end around 9 a.m.

“It’s an opportunity for the community to hear first-hand what the issues are,” she said.

The event will be structured like past events, she said. Both Alvarado and Mayfield will speak about pending bills and other issues in Frankfort before fielding questions from those in attendance.

The event is open to the public. Previous have garnered a good turnout, Banks said.

The legislature resumes its 30-day session on Feb. 7. Both houses met for about a week earlier this month and passed a number of major bills, including right-to-work legislation, repealing the prevailing wage law and passing a bill requiring doctors to show a woman an ultrasound of her baby before performing an abortion.

For the first time in decades, the Republican party has a majority in both houses as well as the governor’s mansion.

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